Ministry of Testing Weekly Newsletter

The Building Blocks Of The Internet

The latest links, discussions, articles and more

The Sessions of Fall OnlineTestConf You Won’t Want to Miss

The full program of the 3rd OnlineTestConf (November 28–29th) is out. The sessions, led by great speakers, will tackle the most debated topics on everyone’s minds. Attendance is free but the knowledge shared will be priceless. Save your seat!

The Building Blocks of the Internet

A new course from Mark Winteringham! The Building Blocks of the Internet is a six-part course that looks at the fundamental technologies that make up websites and web pages. The first part of the course is available to all Club members.

Ministry of Testing Charity Calendar 2018

You have until the 17th November to get your sponsor requests in. The new images for the calendar have been released! We are so impressed with the outpouring from the testing community, thank you to all that have pre-ordered and sponsored. Maybe you’d like a sponsor a day of special significance? Or your company has an event happening? Get in touch with Heather — heather@ministryoftesting.com.

Testers’ Island Discs Ep 3 — Paul Grizzaffi

Along with a medley of music, Neil and Paul discuss the scope and intention of automation, toolsmiths, code quality, and how testers can upskill their way to being able to produce automation which brings value to their team.

Automating Accessibility Tests: Web is for Everyone

Learn about the basics of Accessibility Testing, including industry standards, challenges, available tools, and see — step by step — how to write a proper automated test, so you can ace your accessibility test automation efforts. Webinar on Wednesday, Nov 8th 5:30pm London.

Highly Questionable — Being Interview Ready

Our Masterclass is happening on Tuesday 14th Nov at 8pm UK time. This Masterclass will help you prepare for interviews and show your best self. It will also make sure the job is right for you and help you talk about money.

The Club

We’ve picked a few topics of interest from The Club for you to read, contribute and generally get involved with.

Keeping the Conference Momentum Going!

You come back from a conference, you’re buzzing, excited and full of inspiration. Over the next few weeks, momentum slips away and the buzz fades. Do you have any hints or tips of your own on how to share knowledge and ideas from conferences?

Managing Your Tests — Do You Do That? To What End?

Recently I’ve been asked, “how do you manage your tests?” And my answer was “we don’t”. How do you approach this? What are you gaining out of whichever method you manage your testing with that is worth the time invested in it?

Community Posts

Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.

Thoughts on Test Team Leadership by Mike Smith

A great post by Mike sharing a few tips from both his experience as a Team Leader and the training course he attended.

On TestBash Manchester — On Test Automation

Bas reflects on his experience speaking at TestBash Manchester, from submitting his talk through to the post TestBash dinner.

Testing Blogs

Want to get featured here? Submit your blog to our Testing Feeds!

Testing Chatter

We keep a close eye on our two slack groups — testers.chat and our MoT Slack. This is what they’ve been sharing.

Good stuff for software testers.